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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, but according to Variety , he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard 's Oscar-nominated French thriller A PROPHET . The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane , and the studio's next task is to find someone to star...
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Ben Affleck to begin production on Live By Night this November

With the recent news that Ben Affleck would co-write and direct a solo Batman movie tentatively set for a 2018 release, Warner Bros has finally given a formal greenlight to his long gestating project LIVE BY NIGHT. Previously set for a release date of next year, Variety reports that the project is now a go for production to begin this November. Affleck's film is already...
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Rosamund Pike to star alongside Christian Bale in The Deep Blue Good-by

Director James Mangold (THE WOLVERINE, 3:10 TO YUMA), aside from being attached to the next solo Wolverine flick, has also had his sights set on directing the first in a mystery series featuring sleuth Travis McGee.  THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY will follow some of the life and times of McGee as he takes “salvage consultant” jobs, recovering property for clients, taking a...
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Review: The Drop (TIFF 2014)

PLOT: Bob Saginowsk ( Tom Hardy ) works at his cousin Marv's ( James Gandolfini ) bar, which doubles as a “drop” for mob money. When the two are robbed for a relatively small amount, they realize how vulnerable they are to robberies, which could have deadly consequences for them if they get ripped off for enough tainted money. When they're chosen to be the drop for...
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Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini headline the trailer for thriller The Drop

Tom Hardy and his beard have been getting quite the workout this year. Between LOCKE and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Hardy's facial hair has almost become a character all it's own. Now, the scruff returns with a New York accent alongside Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in the trailer for THE DROP. Coming from Dennis Lehane (MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP...
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Ben Affleck's follow-up to Argo will be an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Live by Night

After tons of speculation about what his next project would be, Ben Affleck has decided to return to a proven source, sort of. Deadline is reporting that Affleck will next adapt Dennis Lehane's novel LIVE BY NIGHT through Warner Bros. The novel will mark his second directorial effort after debuting with GONE BABY GONE back in 2007. LIVE BY NIGHT is actually a sequel to Lehane's...
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Rust and Bone's Matthias Schoenaerts joins Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace for Animal Rescue

FilmoFilia has news that Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts has joined the cast of ANIMAL RESCUE, which will be directed by Michael P. Roskam. The two have worked together before for the film BULLHEAD and this will be Roskam's first American film. The movie is based of a short story by SHUTTER ISLAND and GONE BABY GONE author Dennis Lehane, who is also adapting the script. Schoenaerts...
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Casting Bits: Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace for Animal Rescue, Eddie Redmayne on Jupiter Ascending, and Ricky Gervais to Muppets sequel

Here are your casting bits for the day! To begin we have Tom Hardy in final talks to board ANIMAL RESCUE. An offer for the female lead has gone out to Noomi Rapace . The film is from a collection of short stories in Dennis Lehane's collection, Boston Noir . Lehane will also handle script duties on the project which will center on, "a man who wants to shed his criminal path...
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Ben Affleck wants to tackle adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Live By Night next

Anyone checking out ARGO this weekend? Ben Affleck seems to be doing a pretty good job with his directing career. Also, as you may have already noticed we've been very Affleck-centric on the site this week. Jimmy-O gave ARGO a 10/10 in his review of the film. Not too shabby. Currently, Affleck is in talks with Warner Bros. about directing an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's LIVE BY...
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